We owe it to ourselves to make time for self-growth in a peaceful and positive environment.
This summer, we are inviting youth from Asia Pacific countries to experience just that–and more– through the World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) Summer Camp Program.
This 6-day learning and leisure camp by the beach is a platform for young leaders from the Asia Pacific region to expand their knowledge about human dignity, the self, and their role in development. Over the past 12 years, the WYAAP Summer Camp has been a unique experience for our camp graduates where they not only engage in productive discourse but most importantly, gain meaningful friendships. This year, the camp will be held from June 3 to 8, 2019 at G Beach Resort in Bolinao, Pangasinan (Philippines), a pristine beach along the West Philippine Sea famous for its breathtaking view of the sunset.
This summer program presents an opportunity for holistic self-development, cultural exchange, and leadership training through lectures, dialogues, mentorship, and team-building activities. In the end, we see our leaders being able to communicate articulately and effectively on the discourse of human dignity. This allows them to engage their communities in developing person-centered solutions to pressing issues.
As a camper, you will undergo the WYA Certified Training Program or the CTP. This is the premier course of the World Youth Alliance that equips youth with the knowledge and skills to be able to articulate and defend the principles of the dignity of the person within their communities. Completing the CTP grants its graduates exclusive access to WYA’s global internship and fellowship programs, among many other regional and international opportunities.
Aside from the CTP, campers will meet fellow young leaders from different cultures and backgrounds. Past WYAAP camps have welcomed youth from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Campers can expect insightful lectures on human rights advocacy and the work of WYA, team building activities, multi-cultural dialogues, quiet time at the beach, and other meaningful experiences that aim to sharpen one’s knowledge about person-centered development.
“Thank you WYA for the new-found friends that became family, for the memories that I know I’ll keep, and for the insightful discussions on fundamental truths about human dignity, freedom, and culture. Thank you, most of all, for teaching me how to see again.” Nielly Clarete, Philippines
“At the beginning, I was really confused with how I could spend six days in a foreign land filled with new faces, but at the last day of the camp I found myself wishing that it did not end so soon.” Anusharan Aryal, Nepal (Read his full blog article here)
“So, here’s to the learnings that has broadened my horizons. Here’s to the amazing people that have surprised and inspired me in so many ways. Here’s to the sound of the crashing waves, the refreshing air, the energy, and the vivid memories. Here’s to my WYA family that has brought me so much joy…” Valda Nurul Izah, Indonesia (Read her full blog article here)
Applications are open until April 17, 2019 via wya.net/apsummercamp. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries or visit the WYA website for more information regarding application and program fees.
Published: March 5, 2019